Learning Manager

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(1/2/2024 9:16 AM)
Job Locations
US-NY-New York | US-DC
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Human Resources
New York
Additional Location : State/Province


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The National Audubon Society is looking for a Learning Manager to collaborate internally and implement a learning programming for Development staff (approximately 70-plus staff), senior leaders and advisory board members. The Learning Manager’s work will play a critical role in building a culture of philanthropy across the organization. This person will report to the Director of Learning and Development on Audubon’s People and Culture team and his/her focus will be to support Audubon’s Development department, a 70+ person team including 30+ frontline fundraisers. Working closely and in alignment with senior leadership in Development, the Learning Manager’s work will focus on developing the expertise and capacity of frontline fundraisers, the Development team, senior leaders, and advisory boards across the organization.


This can be either a fully remote with travel as needed/requested or a hybrid position with ability to work from one of our office locations in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.



Salary range based on geo-differentials:

  • $100,000-$110,000/year = National
  • $110,000-$120,000/year = Alaska, CA (not San Francisco), Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
  • $120,000-$130,000/year = NYC (not Oyster Bay), San Francisco, Seattle

Essential Functions

The Learning Manager will design implement, facilitate (as appropriate and needed), evaluate, and scale high-quality virtual and in-person learning experiences specific to supporting staff and leaders involved in fundraising for the organization. The work of this role will be in support of organizational-wide strategy, including building a culture of philanthropy, and Audubon’s overall Learning and Development framework. The Learning Manager works closely with key stakeholders including People and Culture, Development leadership, program leadership, and outside service providers to support achieving Learning and Development goals.


The Learning Manager will:

  • Assess initial and ongoing learning needs, including knowledge gaps, and areas for skill enhancement within the Development team and senior leaders charged with fundraising
  • In coordination with Director of Learning and Development and Development leadership, set learning project scope, learning activities, and identify existing and required resources
  • Develop and implement a structured, iterative, and effective Development learning program for new hires and existing team members, inclusive of onboarding and ongoing workshops and professional development
  • Coordinate additional resources, such as coaching or mentoring, library of resources, to further develop staff, leadership, and advisory board skills in Development
  • Create learning tools and customized self-paced courses for Audubon staff specific to Development
  • Support implementation of learning management system, curation of online courses, and Workday Learning initiatives
  • Provide advisory support to training on fundraising systems, such as Salesforce, as needed
  • In coordination with Director of Learning and Development, conduct monitoring and evaluation effectiveness of learning programs specific to Development and in alignment with Audubon’s Learning and Development framework, with close attention to fundraising (including KPIs; outcomes and outputs)
  • Ability to learn a complex business model quickly and apply learnings to programming
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Work and build positive relationships internally and with external vendors that advance learning objectives
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years of relevant work experience in the design, development and oversight of learning, professional development, and mentoring of adult learners. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will also be considered. Master’s degree preferred or at least three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with creating learning content in collaboration with subject-matter experts
  • Experience facilitating virtual and in-person trainings for diverse audiences
  • Experience with learning management systems and course content-authoring tools
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation and ability to track progress of learning programs
  • Knowledge of change management and the ability to implement programs to distributed teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across stakeholder groups with an array of needs, including the ability to actively listen and offer proactive and practical solutions to employee concerns.
  • Strong project management, exceptional judgment, and influencing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and oral).
  • Keen interest in working with staff and members to ensure a workplace that celebrates equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Preferred, exposure to fundraising teams and general development functions.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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